Mental health problems can affect anyone in the community and inaccurate and stigmatising attitudes towards people with mental illness are common. Many people lack the knowledge, skills, and confidence to support a friend, family member or co-worker experiencing a mental health problem, including how to approach someone and start a safe conversation.
With every day stress situations more and more work place required the Mental Health officer – person, who can detect the worked person mental problem at the beginning and who can help.
Encouraging early help-seeking is one way to promote a mentally healthy workplace. This is where Mental Health First Aid can help.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Developing mental health problems covered:
- Anxiety problems
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
- Severe effects of alcohol or other drug use
- Sever psychotic states
- Aggressive behaviours
There are no prerequisites for this MHFA training course.
There is no assessment process for this course, but participants can opt for Mental Health First Aider Accreditation through Mental Health First Aid.
Participants are recommended to arrive at the training venue 30 minutes before the course starts, to complete necessary registration paperwork to allow training to start on time.
Evidence of Identity
Participants must provide at least one form of valid identification (e.g. passport, driver’s license, proof of age card, student card etc.) on the day of training to be allowed entry into the course.
Intermediate Understanding of the English Language
Health Mental First Aid training involves reading and understanding training materials and PowerPoint presentation, verbally participating in group activities and completing written assessments.
Therefore, to successfully complete the training course, a basic level of reading and writing English is required.
The trainer reserves the right to refuse entry to the class based on the outcome of he Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. LLN test is available to all participants.
On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.
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